Ohio 2025 Wide Receiver Bodpegn Miller Commits to Ohio State

By Garrick Hodge on June 21, 2024 at 11:51 am
Bodpegn Miller

Bodpegn Miller has only played wide receiver for four months.

Yet, the converted quarterback's raw athleticism, speed, smooth route running and soft hands left Brian Hartline impressed with the 2025 in-state product after Miller worked out at Ohio State twice this summer. It didn't take long for Miller to commit to his hometown team, as he pulled the trigger Friday after picking up the offer on Tuesday after impressing Hartline at the Buckeyes' high school seven-on-seven tournament.

The Miller File

  • Class: 2025
  • Size: 6-4/180
  • Pos: Wide Receiver
  • School: Ontario (Mansfield, Ohio)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★
  • Composite Rank: NA

Miller had an official visit planned for Boston College this weekend but canceled that trip shortly after receiving the offer. He knew where he wanted to be.

“It definitely feels amazing,” Miller told Eleven Warriors of his offer. “It’s been a dream of mine since I grew up an Ohio State fan. It’s just a dream come true. All glory to God. Ever since I picked up a football when I was eight years old, I’ve been wanting to get this.” 

Miller showcased his speed for Hartline and the Ohio State staff during a 40-yard dash at the tournament. Last summer, Miller estimates he ran between a 4.6 and 4.7-second 40-yard dash. At OSU, he was clocked at 4.44 seconds. 

“I’ve been working a lot over the summer and really got it down,” Miller said. “My speed really takes the top off the defense. You have to worry about my length and long and short routes. I’m a two-way threat.” 

Miller grew up a die-hard Buckeye fan and vividly remembers Curtis Samuel’s touchdown to beat Michigan in 2016. As one can imagine, he was on cloud nine after he heard he had earned the chance to play at his favorite school and will now have the chance to don the scarlet and gray at the collegiate level.

The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Miller is the 17th overall commit and the third OSU wide receiver commit to join the Buckeyes' 2025 class alongside De'Zie Jones and Quincy Porter. Ohio State could take between one and two more wideouts in the 2025 class, with other targets including Phillip Bell, Dakorien Moore, Vernell Brown III, Daylan McCutcheon and perhaps a few others.

Miller held three other Power Five offers, including Boston College, Northwestern and Iowa State. While he may not be as highly touted as other wide receiver prospects, his offer from Hartline speaks to the OSU wide receiver coaches' confidence that Miller can be a productive player in Columbus.

Pos Name Rating Rank Size School
CB DEVIN SANCHEZ ★★★★★ #5 NATL | #1 CB 6-2 | 170 North Shore (Houston, Texas)
CB NA'EEM OFFORD ★★★★★ #6 NATL | #2 CB 6-1 | 185 Parker (Birmingham, Alabama)
QB TAVIEN ST. CLAIR ★★★★★ #14 NATL | #3 QB 6-4 | 210 Bellefontaine (Bellefontaine, Ohio)
S FAHEEM DELANE ★★★★ #34 NATL | #2 S 6-2 | 195 Good Counsel (Olney, Maryland)
LB TARVOS ALFORD ★★★★ #47 NATL | #5 LB 6-2 | 210 Vero Beach (Vero Beach, Florida)
WR QUINCY PORTER ★★★★ #49 NATL | #8 WR 6-3 | 190 Bergen Catholic (Oradell, New Jersey)
OT CARTER LOWE ★★★★ #54 NATL | #7 OT 6-5 | 290 Whitmer (Toledo, Ohio)
DE ZAHIR MATHIS ★★★★ #60 NATL | #5 Edge 6-6 | 225 Imhotep Institute (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
RB BO JACKSON ★★★★ #81 NATL | #5 RB 6-0 | 205 Villa Angela-St. Joseph (Cleveland, Ohio)
DE LONDON MERRITT ★★★★ #116 NATL | #13 DL 6-2 | 250 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida)
TE NATE ROBERTS ★★★★ #132 NATL | #6 TE 6-4 | 235 Washington (Washington, Oklahoma)
S DESHAWN STEWART ★★★★ #295 NATL | #26 S 6-2 | 185 DePaul Catholic (Wayne, New Jersey)
WR DE'ZIE JONES ★★★★ #313 NATL | #42 WR 6-0 | 180 DePaul Catholic (Wayne, New Jersey)
S CODY HADDAD ★★★★ #376 NATL | #18 ATH 6-1 | 175 St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio)
LB ELI LEE ★★★★ #380 NATL | #41 LB 6-3 | 230 Archbishop Hoban (Akron, Ohio)
RB ISAIAH WEST ★★★ #526 NATL | #45 RB 5-11 | 208 St. Joseph's Prep School (Philadelphia, PA)
WR BODPEGN MILLER ★★★ NA 6-4 | 180 Ontario (Mansfield, OH)
Prospect Rating Data: 247Sports Composite

Miller brings plenty of upside to wide receiver

Miller doesn't hold a 247Sports composite ranking as of yet, but that's likely due to him being scouted as a quarterback, not a wideout. It's unclear if that will change in the coming months, considering Miller will still likely play quarterback the majority of the time for Ontario High School.

But Miller has spent his summer getting as many reps in at wide receiver as possible in camps and in individual workouts, so he's keeping it a priority to continue to progress at the position.

“(He's given) me a few drills to help, but mostly he’s told me to stay calm because you’re not going to get it right away,” Miller said of Hartline's coaching in June. “It’s all about being repetitive and consistent and having motivation ... He said he loved my abilities. Not only that but he said I have a good mindset, I can learn and pick up things. I played quarterback in high school, so this is a new thing for me. You could say he loved my ability to learn and adapt.”

At his size and frame, Miller is a good candidate to play the X position in the Buckeyes' offense. He'll likely need a year or two to continue to learn the intricacies of the position, but all the tools are there for Miller to turn into another Ohio State wide receiver success story one day.

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